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Author Utterson, Andrew, author.

Title From IBM to MGM : cinema at the dawn of the digital age / Andrew Utterson
Published Basingstoke [England] : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 171 pages) : illustrations
Summary "Andrew Utterson's unique study charts the beginnings of digital cinema, addressing both how filmmakers used new digital technologies and how attitudes and anxieties about the rise of the computer were represented in films such as Lang's Desk Set, Godard's Alphaville, Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey and Crichton's Westworld."--Bloomsbury publishing
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Introduction.- Computers in the Workplace: IBM and the 'Electronic Brain' of Desk Set (1957).- From the Scrap-Heap to the Science Lab: The Pioneers of Computer Animation.- Tarzan vs. IBM: Humans and Computers in Alphaville (1965).- Digital Harmony: The Art and Technology Movement.- 'I'm Sorry Dave, I'm Afraid I Can't Do That': Artificial Intelligence in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968).- Expanded Consciousness, Expanded Cinema: A Techno-Utopian Counterculture.- To See Ourselves as Androids See Us: The Pixel Perspectives of Westworld (1973).- Conclusion.- Filmography.- Bibliography.- Index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [155]-166) and index
Includes filmography (pages [153]-154)
Subject Digital cinematography -- History -- 20th century
Technology in motion pictures -- History -- 20th century
Digital cinematography.
Technology in motion pictures.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author British Film Institute.
ISBN 1838710329